Whale Watching by RIB boat
- Season - Duration - Min pax - Pick up - Location
- 2 hours
- Min 2
- Reykjavik €169
- from €169
During this adventurous 2-hour RIB Express tour, we will take you out to get up close and personal with the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay. Admission to the Whales of Iceland exhibition is included in the price for the tour.
Please note that this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or severe heart conditions, children under 10 years or people under 130 cm.
Our 12-meter-long boat allows us to get very close to the animals in a way that’s extra safe for both our passengers and the whales. When we head out into the bay, it’s a fast, thrilling ride with the wind in your hair – we have a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots so we have plenty of time out in the whales’ feeding grounds. On the way back to the harbour, we take a scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík, a perfect photo opportunity! In summer we also stop by the puffin island Akurey to catch a glimpse of these adorable seabirds that live around the coast of Iceland during their nesting season. Before or after your tour we recommend that you stop by the whales of Iceland exhibition in the harbour area as the admission is included with the Rib Express tour.
Our RIB was custom built in the UK and has been equipped with suspension seating, or “shock seats”, for extra safety and comfort while on board. These shock seats are scientifically proven to provide a more cushioned ride than any other type of seats, meaning a much more comfortable ride than with other companies’ RIBs with stationary seats, even in choppier seas.
To keep our passengers cozy and safe, we provide everyone with warm flotation suits, life-vests, gloves, and goggles. On every tour we have an expert, experienced guide who will provide information about the animals and the bay in English.
• Warm overalls, life-vests, gloves and goggles
• Admission to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition
• A visit to the Puffin island in the summertime
• Free ticket to join Whale watching Classic or Express in case of no sightings
• Warm clothing
• Good shoes
Pick up services
Missing the pick up does not entitle you to a refund for the paid services. You are responsible for being ready at the designated pick up location at the scheduled time. Pick up locations vary from tour to tour but we always try our best to pick you up as close to your accommodations as possible. New regulations from the city of Reykjavík has hindered our ability to drive our larger vehicles within the city center so you might be required to go to the nearest bus stop.
You can see a map and further info here: busstop.is
Changes made by Arctic Face
In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind.
100% charge if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Face does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.